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Fire trucks stay idle until dispute over

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City Hall will not utilise the fire trucks and fire boats at the centre of a procurement scandal until the legal dispute over their purchase is settled by an international arbitrator. 

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is still working to cancel the purchase of fire trucks and fire boats made by Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeug AG, an Austrian firm.

The Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions last week handed jail terms to former deputy interior minister Pracha Maleenont and the city's fire department chief Pol Maj Gen Athilak Tanchukiat.

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